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Everything You Need To Know About Anti-Slip Solutions

Learn more about the various anti-slip solutions available in the market, how to gauge their effectiveness, and why anti-slip is an important safety feature at home or work.

An Introduction To Anti-Slip Solutions 

Anti-slip treatments prevent slips by creating additional friction on floors or surfaces that are prone to be wet, oily, and greasy – and is thus considered as a critical safety feature for high-traffic areas such as walkways, platforms, steel deckings, checker plates, ramps, and entranceways. Due to their importance in safeguarding homes and workplaces, there are countless innovations in anti-slip solutions over the decades to enhance resistance to wear-and-tear, oils, acids, salts, and harsh chemicals, as well as readiness to be utilized without the requirement for past blending or addition of other solutions. 

There are several ways to measure the effectiveness of an anti-slip coating, and the methodologies include assessing the friction of treated floor surfaces. With varying degrees of effectiveness, homes and businesses are often sandwiched between sieving through ads and doing research to identify the best possible solution. 

Did you know that a surface’s slip resistance is actually measurable?

Other than the Pendulum Test Value (PTV), the Coefficient of Friction (COF) is another standardised metric used in determining the slip resistance for a surface. Read more about our anti-slip coatings’ test result by SIRIM.

Nano-G Certified as One of The Most Effective Anti-Slip Solution by SIRIM

Commonly Available Anti-Slip Methods In The Market

There are many kinds of anti-slip methods, but the ones listed below are the top five (5) most popular ways people have used to prevent slip-and-fall accidents at home or at workplaces. 

*Note: The list is not arranged based on effectiveness or popularity.

1. Anti-Slip Tapes

Anti-slip tapes commonly sold in hardware or DIY stores are mostly adhesive tapes. These tapes are usually affixed on ladders, stairs, or irregular surfaces on elevated surfaces to mitigate the risks of potential slip-and-fall accidents at work. 

Nano-G Anti-Slip Tape

Easy to purchase and apply onto floor surfaces, but requires certain measurements and can be costly. Application is also limited to certain types of surfaces only.

2. Anti-Slip Mats

Anti-slip mats are designed and manufactured with various materials and sizes, and they may come with suction, rubber, or adhesive backings. A good anti-slip mat should take into consideration moisture drainage and traction for any surfaces – wet or dry.

Nano-G Anti-Slip Mat

Anti-slip mats are cost-effective but may have adverse effects due to trapped moisture beneath. The wet area results in mould and bacteria buildup, reducing the slip resistance of the mat.

3. Epoxy Flake Coating

Epoxy flake coatings adds a bit of texture on tile surfaces, thereby changing the tiles’ original appearance or aesthetics. The process is often intrusive and exudes harmful fumes into the room. However, this method is still preferred by industrial buildings like factories and warehouses due to its cost-effectiveness.

Nano-G Epoxy Flake Coating

Epoxy flake coating may trap moisture bubbles that will cause debonding and affect the appearance of the floor.

Learn more about epoxy coating processes and how it compares to a non-toxic and non-intrusive alternative offered by Nano-G.

4. Acid Etching Treatments

The process of acid etching involves applying Hydrofluoric Acid (HF) onto smooth surfaces like granites, ceramics, or marble – to create friction. While acid etching does in fact greatly improve slip resistance, it requires sacrificing the glossiness of polished surfaces. The aftereffect is a dull, matte surface. 

Acid Etching is a deep cleaning process that maximizes the bond between paint or protective sealants and the surface of the concrete.

5. Anti-Slip Coating

Anti-slip coating involves applying a solution over a surface to increase high slip resistance. One example of anti-slip coating is Nano-G’s Nanotechnology Anti-Slip Floor Coating, which creates a microscopically textured surface that is invisible to the naked eye. This results in high slip resistance without affecting the aesthetic quality of the treated surfaces.

Nano-G Nanotechnology Anti-Slip Coating

The process of applying Nano-G Nanotechnology Anti-Slip Floor Coating creates an invisible yet grainy texture onto the floor without changing the existing tiles with slip resistance.

Learn more about other anti-slip methods and how it compares to Nano-G’s Nanotechnology Anti-Slip Floor Coating.

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Why Is Anti-Slip Important For Homes & Businesses?

The number one reason that comes to mind is to avoid slip-and-fall accidents and injuries. Such accidents often cause bruising, head injuries, damage to ligaments or tendons, or worse, fractured or broken bones. In worst case scenarios, such falls even result in death or permanent disabilities. At home, occupants that are the most at risk of the worse scenarios resulting from slips and falls are the elderlies and pregnant women. At work, premises with heat hazards and heavy machinery (eg. kitchen, factory, etc) should especially be safeguarded against slips and falls.  

Nano-G Fatality & Risk of Slip & Fall Risk Data

Pregnant women have more risk of falling and need immediate medical care while elderly slip & falls may cause permanent or long-term disabilities.

The second reason that business owners must consider – is the fact that by law, they are liable to keep their premises safe for workers and guests. This law applies in most parts of the world, including Malaysia, and the court has seen quite a number of lawsuits arising from slip-and-fall accidents. Thus, business owners are accountable in ensuring all preventive measures have been taken, such as setting up appropriate safety precautions, regular cleaning schedules, usage of proper floor tiles, anti-slip installations, etc. Not only are lawsuits disastrous for businesses in terms of cost, litigation matters can easily tarnish a business’ image. 

Prevention is better than cure. Learn about fatal slip-and-fall accidents in Malaysia and how it has impacted businesses who neglected this safety aspect.

Nano-G Fatal Slip & Fall Injuries

Conclusion 

Bear in mind that 100% of falls are preventable. To avoid regretful and fatal incidents at home and workplaces, ensure that your premises are adequately safeguarded with the right anti-slip solution so that you can have peace of mind regarding the safety or your loved ones, employees, and guests from fall accidents.

Engage Nano-G for our Nanotechnology Anti-Slip floor solutions for residential, commercial, and industrial floor surfaces today. 

Hear Encik Hairunizam & his wife’s testimony as our Nano-G Nanotechnology Anti-Slip Floor Coating helps their families prevent slip & fall accidents.

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